DiCaprio is terrific, but he can't save this lecture from the shame of using Africa as a vehicle for another white man's redemption. show more
Thanks to the redundancy, though, Blood Diamond is dramatically diffuse, and at least 30 minutes too long. Thanks to Mr. DiCaprio's raffishly dashing soldier of fortune, the movie is worth watching all the same.
It's earnest, but it feels beside the point. Blood Diamond's real point: box office. show more